With so much misinformation being spread about the COVID-19 virus we want to provide you with direct links to the most important information.
How should you prepare?
Visit the CDC for direct information on how to prepare and protect yourself from the Coronavirus.
Know the Signs & Symptoms
Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
- Limit movement in the community
- Limit visitors
Create a Household Plan
Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19 in the community.
- Consider 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications, food and other essentials. Know how to get food delivered if possible.
- Establish ways to communicate with others (e.g., family, friends, co-workers).
- Establish plans to telework, what to do about childcare needs, how to adapt to cancellation of events.
To get the latest updates on COVID-19 visit the CDC’s cases and latests updates page. This page contains information on the following topics:
- Cases in the US
- World Map
- CDC in Action
- Situation Summary
- White House Task Force
Frequently Asked Questions:
For more information on COVID-19 you can visit the CDC’s F.A.Q.’s page. Below are a few topics that are covered:
- Disease Basics
- How it Spreads
- Protecting Yourself
- What the CDC is doing
- Healthcare infection
If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
For more information visit the CDC’s testing page.
Google just launched a new website and enhanced their search options for people seeking COVID-19 information. This new website links users to data, safety videos, and relief efforts. If you are seeking this website in another language be patient as more languages will soon be available.
You can access Google’s new COVID-19 website here